part of speech: adjective

inflections: colder, coldest

definition 1: without heat or warmth.

  • This room is so cold.

synonyms: chilly, cool

antonyms: hot, lukewarm

definition 2: having a body temperature below normal.

  • After I waited outside in the snow, my fingers and toes were cold.

synonyms: chilly

antonyms: hot, warm

definition 3: not kind or friendly.

  • He gave me a cold stare and wouldn’t speak to me.

synonyms: chill, chilly, distant, icy

antonyms: affectionate, intimate, loving, warm

definition 4: feeling a lack of warmth in an unpleasant way; feeling chilled.

  • I’m so cold that I need an extra blanket.

synonyms: chilled, chilly

antonyms: hot

definition 5: chilled by a refrigerator; served cool.

  • Dad poured me a glass of cold milk.

synonyms: chilled, cooled, refrigerated

antonyms: hot, lukewarm, warm


part of speech: noun

definition 1: weather marked by low temperature.

  • The cold was awful when I walked to school.

synonyms: chill

definition 2: a common sickness that causes sneezing, coughing, and a runny nose. Colds are caused by a virus.

synonyms: common cold, flu, influenza, virus

derivations: coldly (adv.), coldness (n.)